Governing Board Information


The Board of Trustees is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or related recovery, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

The board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. The Governing Board started using electronic board packets in February of 2015. These archived packets and current packets can be found here after they are published. The list of board meetings will be on the right side. 

The Governing Board of the Benicia Unified School District shall meet on the first and third Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted. The public section of the meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room, at the District Office, 350 East K Street, unless otherwise noted on the agenda. Closed session shall be called as necessary, with start time posted on the agenda.

Where can I find Board Policies?
The Governing Board has developed and implemented policies that serve as a road map for the school district. These policies can be accessed at http://gamutonline.net/indexframes.html. The username is: beniciausd and the password is: public1.

What is the Board of Trustees?
The Board of Trustees is a five-person policy-making body which operates within the laws of the State of California and Solano County. Each Board member is elected for a four-year term; terms of office are staggered with elections held every two years. It is responsible for approving the district’s budget and adopting all policies and curriculum. The authority of the Board is as a whole and no Board member may act as an official of the district except when the Board meets in a regular or a special session. The Board of Trustees is elected to represent all of the people of the school district. In making its decisions, the Board is guided by what is in the best interest of the entire district. The Board President and Clerk are selected on a rotating basis during the organizational meeting held in December.

Where and when are the meetings held?
The Benicia Unified School District Board of Education meets twice a month, usually the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. at the Board Room Chambers 350 East K Street, Benicia, CA.

Are the meetings held in public?
Yes, and the public is encouraged and welcome to attend. Additionally, the meetings are recorded on the district’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/beniciaunifiedschooldistrict for viewing.

Do members of the audience have an opportunity to speak?
Persons wishing to speak on an item listed on the agenda must fill out a “Request to Address the Benicia Unified District Board of Education” form located at the back of the boardroom and submit it to the board secretary prior to the discussion of the item. Persons wishing to speak on an item, not on the agenda may do so by filling out this form under the section on the agenda titled “Public Comment. Given the current shelter in place order in Solano County, participation can take place via the linked google form https://forms.gle/DnkdjWBXpuvoHGmo6.

What is the procedure when called to speak?
Fill out a blue card, found on the back table, and give it to the Board Secretary. When your name is called come to the microphone at the speaker’s table. State your name. Be brief and to the point. (There is a three-minute limit.) The Board will not dialogue with the speaker but may refer an item for a future Board agenda. During our online meetings, public comments will be read into the record by either the board president or another trustee.


Contact Info


Sheri Zada

President Area 1 - Term Ends 2022

Email: szada@beniciaunified.org
Phone: (707) 747-8300 x1211

Mark Maselli

Trustee Area 4 - Term Ends 2022

Email: mmaselli@beniciaunified.org 
Phone: (707) 747-8300 x1211

Cece Grubbs

Trustee Area 2 - Term Ends 2024

Email: cgrubbs@beniciaunified.org
Phone: (707) 747-8300 x1211

Diane Ferrucci

Trustee Area 5 - Term ends 2022

Email: dferrucci@beniciaunified.org
Phone:  (707) 747-8300 ext 1211

Gethsemane Moss

Clerk Area 3 - Term Ends 2024

Email: gmoss@beniciaunified.org
Phone: (707) 747-8300 ext 1211

Georgina Martinez

Executive Secretary

Email: gmartinez@beniciaunified.org

Phone: (707) 747-8300 x1211

BUSD will begin the 2020-21 School Year (Aug. 17) with Full Virtual Learning. In an effort to adhere to the current Solano County Public Health orders of social distancing we will continue to conduct business electronically as much as possible.Click Here for The Latest Info
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